All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Botany  Plants & Botany: Biology & Ecology

Ascorbic Acid in Plants Biosynthesis, Regulation and Enhancement

By: Yuyang Zhang(Author)
131 pages, 9 colour & 5 b/w illustrations, 1 table
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Ascorbic Acid in Plants
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Ascorbic Acid in Plants ISBN: 9781461441267 Paperback Aug 2012 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
    £54.99
    #205773
Selected version: £54.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Ascorbate acid (AsA) is an important antioxidant in plants, playing important roles in various physiological processes. Humans have lost the ability to synthesize AsA because of the lack of L-gulono-1,4-lactone oxidoreductase, and thus have to absorb ascorbate from diet including fresh fruits and vegetables, as they are the major sources of ascorbate. Several pathways for AsA biosynthesis and metabolism have been identified in plants since 1998. More attention has been paid to improving ascorbate content in plants especially in fruits and vegetables.

Significant progresses have been made on key enzymes and genes involved in the AsA biosynthesis and metabolism. Recently, more interests have arised in the regulation of AsA biosynthesis, as it is constantly regulated by the plant development and the environmental factors, e.g. light. Ascorbic acid is also frequently reported to affect plant growth and development e.g. flowering time and fruit ripening. The scope of Ascorbic Acid in Plants is to cover the biological role, biosynthesis and metabolism, regulation, and metabolic modification of ascorbate in plants.

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Chemical feature
Chapter 2. The biological role of ascorbate in plants
Chapter 3. Ascorbate biosynthesis in plants
Chapter 4. The oxidization and metabolism of ascorbate
Chapter 5. Recycling of ascorbate
Chapter 6. Transport of ascorbate
Chapter 7. Key enzymes involved in ascorbate biosynthesis and metabolism
Chapter 8. Regulation of ascorbate biosynthesis
Chapter 9. Ascorbate in tomato, a model fruit
Chapter 10. Metabolic modification of ascorbate in plants
Chapter 11. Regulating ascorbate biosynthesis and metabolism for abiotic stress tolerance in plants

References
Index

Customer Reviews

By: Yuyang Zhang(Author)
131 pages, 9 colour & 5 b/w illustrations, 1 table
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Current promotions
Backlist BargainsThe Mammal SocietyOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife